As you probably know, I’m getting married in October (woop woop)
It will be a budget friendly, family affair in the backyard of my parent’s home.
I think when most people hear ‘budget friendly’ and ‘wedding’ in the same sentence, they cringe….
but it doesn’t have to be that way!!
remember my “idea board” ?
I wanted to make the invitations and save-the-dates fitting for the outdoor event.
I was so lucky to find this ‘giving tree’ save-the-date from Merriment Design.
The template is free to download here
I modified it with Adobe Illustrator,
then had two printed per page at Office Max.
They have a great selection of cardstock colors and weights.
I think it came to about $20 total.
I trimmed the cards to the appropriate size using my mom’s ancient,
but still awesome, paper cutter
my friend Tiffany came over and helped me add water-color detail to the leaves
Chris’ had a special technique for sealing them (instead of licking each envelope)
(the Seinfeld episode where Susan, George’s fiancé, dies from licking low-end wedding invitation envelopes kept coming to mind)
The envelopes are called ‘Kraft’ or ‘brown paper bag’ envelopes
Number 10 (standard business), open ended
I bought them from Envelope Mall (100 envelopes for $12)
I was so nervous to mail them….
it’s not like I can climb inside the mailbox and get them back if I forgot something…
believe me, I contemplated it, they make those things practically airtight.